Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Popular pre-order Bad Company dominates Steam sales

Open warfare is more popular than solving the latest galactic mystery. According to Steam's weekly sales numbers anyway.

The chance to join in the beta process with a pre-order of Battlefield: Bad Company was enough for the game to storm into number one. The multitude of preview trailers and television advertising didn't help lift the presales beyond number 6 in the weekly chart from one of the leading online digital distributors of PC games.
  1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 LE
  2. Psychonauts 
  3. Modern Warfare 2 
  4. BioShock 2 
  5. Star Trek Online: Digital Deluxe Edition 
  6. Mass Effect 
  7. Global Agenda 
  8. Aliens Versus Predator 
  9. Cities XL 
  10. Left 4 Dead 2
And the numbers always tell a story. The bargain price of $2 was enough to give Psychonauts a number 2 position in the charts while gamers just can't wait for Aliens Versus Predator and BioShock 2 with bot games till in the pre-order period but charting at eight and four repsectively.
Now the real question is, will the great reviews of Mass Effect 2 across the gaming world be enough to help the BioWare game with next weeks chart or could it become the best game of 2010 no-one played?

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